Hear The Voices Of Wounded Knee!



In late Winter, February 1973, residents of Wounded Knee,
on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, had their
community occupied by members of the American Indian Movement.
The links on this page will help you
learn more about another part of the foundation of history
for the Lakota people of Wounded Knee.


(The grave of Buddy Lamont in the Wounded Knee Cemetary)


Independent Oglala Nation Akicita Buddy Lamont
"Buddy was an Oglala Viet Nam Veteran. The perfect example of a Lakota warrior, returned home to protect the people and to stop the reign of terror. He did both. Buddy was the only son of my adopted Mother, Agnes Lamont, who was herself a powerful A.I.M. supporter and Lakota patriot. Together they symbolized what our fight was and is all about ... Generations of Indian people in a five hundred year struggle for survival.

Today Buddy Lamont is buried in Wounded Knee alongside the victims of the 1890 massacre. Many visit his grave, tourist and Indian, but few know his story. We do, my veteran brothers, and one day that story may be told. But for now Buddy lies in his grave as a symbol of what each of you risked and what your families and Tribes risk to survive in America."

Carter Camp, Ponca Nation Oklahoma A.I.M.,



(Old Catholic Church at Wounded Knee)


James G. Abourezk, Papers 1970-1983 Wounded Knee, 1973 Series


(View of Grave Site entrance from trading post ruins )


Floyd O'Neil Collection of Wounded Knee Photos


(White Church was used as kitchen during the Occupation )


MSNBC - Siege At Wounded Knee


(Tipi Church was the site of many meetings during the Occupation)


Wounded Knee 1973: Buried Shame or Lost Legend http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/1290/jeremy_wounded_knee.html


(Casings from white phosphorus flares (from the Occupation) still litter the community today)




Thirty years later, standoff views differ

By Bernard McGhee, Associated Press Writer

February 7, 2003




History of Wounded Knee 1973 Page

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